Tuesday, March 16, 2004

     The House of Delegates met at 5:00 p.m., and was called to order by the Speaker.
     Prayer was offered and the House was led in recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
     The roll being called (Roll No. 768) and 87 members having answered to their names, the Speaker declared the presence of a quorum.
     The Clerk proceeded to read the Journal of Monday, March 15, 2004, being the first order of business, when the further reading thereof was dispensed with and the same approved.
Leaves of Absence

     At the request of Delegate Staton, and by unanimous consent, leaves of absence for the day were granted Delegates Cann, Duke, Faircloth, Ferrell, Frederick, Houston, Howard, Manuel, Morgan, Schoen, Shelton, Trump and Wakim.
     At 5:09 p.m., on motion of Delegate Staton, the House of Delegates adjourned until 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 17, 2004.